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Verb TensesHow to distinguish different verb tenses
IMPORTANCE FORCORRECT VERB TENSES• Clear and easy to understand• Consistency• To express the event with proper verb tenses
HOW TO FIND THE VERB?• Underline the possible verbs that show or imply some action.• Change the time of the sentence and find the word that changes.• *Some verbs may contain two words “ex: I am going to school.” (from Judy’s grammar package)
1.ASSIGNMENTS THAT MAY USE PRESENT TENSES• The assignment that talks about “who I am.”• The assignment that compares the new grading system with the old one (writing about the new system).• The assignment that introduces ourselves.
(1A)SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
MEANING• Activities or events that occurring in the present.• Summarizing pieces of writing, films, plays.• Stating ongoing opinions, beliefs, habits, and facts.• Ex: I ride a bike to school everyday.• (from Judy’s grammar package)
Verbs in the simple present tense• Singular: • Plural:• Writes • Write• Studies • Study• walks • Walk
MEANING• One thing happened in the past, and is in progress at the present time, and probably will continue.• Ex: I am washing the dishes.
Examples for verbs in thepresent progressive sentences am walking is + doing are staying (verb + ing)
CITATION• The sources are from Betty Schrampfer Azar’s chartbook.